Election 2018: Illinois Primary

Election 2018: Illinois Primary

I’ve got the tentative names and numbers updated for Illinois’ Primaries, but the big thing: I’m thinking we’re going to see the Governor’s office flip from Red to Blue this year.  Continue reading “Election 2018: Illinois Primary”

Election 2018: Texas Primary

Election 2018: Texas Primary

Well, now that’s over with, I can say…shoot. Yeah, there were way more Democrats running this year, and yes, definitely, voter turnout was greater across the board, for those races where there was competition, anyway. Continue reading “Election 2018: Texas Primary”

Hot-freakin’-damn!!!

Hot-freakin’-damn!!!

Clinton to End Bid and Endorse Obama

It’s about time!

Now we can get on with it and take McCain out!

Comments:

CD:
Of course now she has denied it.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080603/pl_nm/usa_politics_clinton_mcauliffe_dc;_ylt=AiXLx3fQsFp0Qa_e7fuUCN6s0NUE

SC:
Except that Obama will not beat McCain. Clinton was our best shot.

Me:
See your LJ for my original comments. I think there are more people who would vote against Hillary, and even if not, there would be enough opposition to her that once she got into office, she wouldn’t be able to get enough done.

Tell me you’re not voting for McCain instead, please???

SC:
I will most likely be writing Clinton in.

Been there, done that. Wish I was less annoyed…

Been there, done that. Wish I was less annoyed…

Ok. I get the point. When I get four (yes, that’s right, four) phone calls from a candidate or his wife asking for my vote, I think I can figure out what it is they want. Somehow I must have gotten onto the “undecided” list (which, I’ll admit, was accurate immediately after Edwards dropped out). In any event, I’m glad I got the calls after I voted because if I’d gotten them beforehand, I might have voted otherwise out of sheer spite. Interestingly, I never got the call from the other side. Not a tremendous surprise. After all, we don’t really count, do we.

So, now it’s a waiting game. Fortunately for me, I went early, before work. Coming home tonight was a festival of bumper cars topped off with a nearly disastrous brush with high-graded driveways and sheet ice. I’m home and fed, caught up on email and LJ, and ready to crash. (Didn’t check the mailbox outside. Not interested in ice skating and it’s darn cold outside right now.)

I have one project I need to do before I go, though, and I’m hopping to it mere moments from now.

I just hope I did the right thing.

Gotta find a new hobby…

Gotta find a new hobby…

TOMORROW IS PRIMARY DAY – VOTE!!!

Whew. Got that off my chest.

Cleaning house just ain’t doing it for me.

Voting tomorrow. Window sign in place (lifted from a bunch of enthusiastic Obama-supporters on the way in to work this morning), and plans for what to do with the day tomorrow while I try to concentrate on work instead of the primary.

Interestingly, there’s a neighborhood war going on. Heading out this afternoon to the gym, I checked our neighborhood sign and it has a hand-made Obama sign plastered all over it, with a Hillary for President sticker smacked square in the middle.

I suppose it could be a McCain (or, horrors, Huckabee) sticker instead, but still.

This is what happens when the intarwebs go away…

This is what happens when the intarwebs go away…

I posted my last message when I got home last night. I didn’t have time today to poke into my blog until about 15 minutes ago. So I missed this: http://www.johnedwards.com/. It makes my decision on the 12th a bit easier. I no longer have to worry about splitting the vote. And (I suspect) that is precisely why Edwards dropped out when he did. My respect grows. I hope the winner has the sense to go knock on his door when the search for a VP begins.

See, now, this is why I have friends!

See, now, this is why I have friends!

Whether they’re on my flist or not! 9-)

I listened for a little, when I wasn’t cursing the computer out. I got the newsletter labels printed (eventually) and turned everything off, including the TV.

For Christmas this year, my SiL gave me a quote a day calendar: The George W. Bush Out of Office Countdown.

Three gems I’ve tacked to my board at work:

“I’ve been to war. I’ve raised twins. If I had a choice, I’d rather go to war.”
— Charleston, WV, January 27, 2002

“See, one of the interesting things in the Oval Office–I love to bring people into the Oval Office–right around the corner from here–and say, this is where I office, but I want you to know the office is always bigger than the person.”
— Washington DC, January, 2004

“We thought long and hard about what to propose. We proposed a bold initiative, an initiative that takes equities out of the system so people are treated fairly.”
— Lee’s Summit, Missouri, January 2007

And this is the man who’s running our country.

Today’s gem:

357 Days Left:

“The war on terror involves Saddam Hussein because of the nature of Saddam Hussein, the history of Saddam Hussein, and his willingness to terrorize himself.”
— Grand Rapids, MI, January 29, 2003

My favorite feature of the calendar: GW in the bottom section, walking and waving. He’s at the far left of the page right now. In February, he’ll move a little closer to the right. And a little closer in March…..

BTW: I’m still firmly on the fence about who to vote for in a week or so for the primary. I still really like what Edwards has to say, but if I cast a vote for him and Hillary becomes our candidate because of it, I’ll never forgive myself. It’s all about strategy. Edwards and Obama have the best chance of winning over both sides. If not Edwards, then Obama. Hillary will pull every deceased Republican out of the woodwork to vote this coming November, and we just can’t have that.

Super Tuesday can’t come fast enough. Time to winnow the field.

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